Shiva - need a good Reverb pedal for the effects loop

Stormin

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Hey all y'all Shiva owners. Which reverb pedal works/sounds best with the effects loop on my Shiva?

I'm thinking maybe: Holy Grail, Verbzilla, Nanoverb, or Boss RV-x? Should I look at an analog delay?

Any help would be greatly appreciated...

Stormin!
 

twangbanger

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I would pony up some extra $ and get a TC electronics G Major, that would give you great reverb ,delay,chorus ,pitch and compression,not to mention more versatility w/ it channel switching your amp and being able to have more control of vol levels w/ an input control and a output control,plus a built in tuner. Of course you'll probably want a midi pedal too! the shiva and G Major are a great combo.
 

Stormin

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While I appreciate the idea, a processor plus a midi pedal is def not where i'm looking to go. I'm already happy with everything but the lack of verb, and taking the "less is more" approach. If I need more, I can always 4-cable in my GT-8.

Any other ideas?

Stormin!
 

re-animator

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depends on your style... I really like the boss rv-5. it sounds pretty modern/hifi but I LOVE the studio style reverb sounds that it does... gets you closer to that album tone than spring reverb.


but if you like old fendery reverb the holy grail is a good simple and cheap solution that sounds pretty good.
 

blackba

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I really like the Line 6 verbzilla, sounds good out front and in the loop. I am not generally a Line 6 fan either....
 

Burst59

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T-Rex Room-Mate the best I've heard so far. Has a 12AX7 in it to give it extra warmth. Just as as a reference point I've owned the following:

Holy Grail
Verbzilla
Boss RV-5
TC Electronics Reverb

If your plugging direct into the front the Van Amps Soul-Mate sounds very good but is not designed to be used in a loop. I always run my effects through my loop so that's important for me.
 

blackba

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can it do springy?

I think the Verbzilla does a good spring reverb, the '63 spring setting and the plate are the only 2 I use. Not as good as a fender reverb, but much better than I expected and than the reverb on my Vox AC30CC1.
 

Norjef

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Best I've heard/used/bought is Hughes & Kettner Replex

2 different delay-echo settings with variable vintage knob for warmth and very light modulation

Great spring reverb

All tube-driven, footswichable and "loopable"---Try one.

I first tried one years ago when recommended by Plexi Palace
 

Stormin

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So for the price point ~$109, I've narrowed it down to the Holy Grail+ or the Verbzilla.

Which of these is the best choice for the Shiva? If I really need to spend more, $249 for the TC Nova Reverb is the most I can do. The T-Rex is def out of the question.

Any more help would be appreciated!

Stormin!
 

freaksho

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depends what you're going for. but i'll cast another vote for the Verbzilla. very natural sounding and versatile. i've tried two others and imo it's preferable to: Boss RV-5 the Shiva's own spring (which i find too bright and twangy).

i should say that i like reverb that sounds like it does when it occurs in nature (like, in a room) rather than the approximation made by a spring. but many prefer the spring sound and imo the Verbzilla does not do a very convincing one.
 

beej

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The Verbzilla is very convincing, quiet and does a lot of things well. An excellent all-around reverb.
 

Stormin

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OK,

The TC Nova Reverb is SCHWEET with the Shiva. I'm using the pedal-spec ducking cable straight in the loop (no boost loop) and I've got great unity gain after calibration.

This is a NICE reverb, and thanks to everyone for their input.

Stormin!
 

bluehugh2

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I found that the Verbzilla did not react like a normal amp spring reverb and it gave me some pretty weird sounds when I changed the gain and activated other pedals. It was wonky at either end of my pedal chain... so I went back to the Holy Grail which has proved to be much more stable and quiet as well... so I'll go +1 for the Holy Grail. The T-Rex sounds interesting...
 




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